HYBRID AIR FLIGHT VEHICLE FOR CITY TRANSPORTATION
IS SHORT TERM AIR FLIGHT THE NEXT LEAP IN CITY TRANSPORTATION?
A new vehicle is being designed for a completely new concept in city transport. Available only for specific already-conforming cities, the HAF vehicle can use one of two modes of transportation as decided by its on-board computer.
For years, man has anticipated the use of a personal plane for transport, and this difficult-to-construct craft has challenges of power, safety, regulation, management, environment, maintenance and other factors not easily met. This is why the personal airplane in every garage is not yet a reality after hundreds of years of dreaming.
The reason HAF is successful, is that it combines both short term land flight and ST air borne flight. The computer calculates and anticipates the free space and then proceeds to best utilize it, choosing from either short term land or air modes.
The differences, in transport terms, between land and air modes in regard to calculated pathways, is not appreciable. This means current infrastructure in place are entirely suitable. The small elevations from land mass is also not appreciable and not subjective to FAA or other airborne regulatory committee actions and laws.
The HAF can vastly increase the efficiency and timely nature of transport by using the hop method in going from land travel to air travel in a fraction of a second. The computer calculates LOS line of sight, LREVs left or right entrance vehicles and will undoubtedly use a level of anticipation or artificial intelligence to determine "next move" scenarios, thus maintaining maximum safety and avoiding accidents.
HAF is still a human driven vehicle, yet one that can currently integrate with a modern big city traffic society.